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ThyssenKrupp Reviews

Updated December 29, 2014
Updated December 29, 2014
57 Reviews
3.0
57 Reviews
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ThyssenKrupp Chairman, Executive Board Heinrich Hiesinger
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Progressive company with good benefits (in 5 reviews)

  • work/life balance, good compensation, good mentorship (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance, work hours, company culture, poor management, disorganization (in 3 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Disorganized and No Training

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Collections Supervisor in Cottonwood, UT
    Current Employee - Collections Supervisor in Cottonwood, UT

    I have been working at ThyssenKrupp full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Pay is good. But they ask you to work more then 50 hours a week. They have fun people to work with.

    Cons

    No training provided. On the job learn as you go. You have little in terms of expectations which makes it difficult to actually do the job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    The work was interesting, German management had an.... interesting philosophy.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Hamilton, OH
    Current Employee - Intern in Hamilton, OH

    I have been working at ThyssenKrupp as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good product employees were proud of

    Cons

    Too many to mention without seeming whiny

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat people like human beings instead of interchangeable parts

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great experience for a young engineer to receive some insight into the world of manufacturing engineering.

    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineering Intern in Danville, IL
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineering Intern in Danville, IL

    I worked at ThyssenKrupp as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Pros:

    The engineers that work here are very helpful and ready to help you take on a project and succeed as an engineering student.

    Company allows you to choose an area and project that you are interested in rather than assigning you a project.

    Cons

    Cons:

    Low wages for interns.

    Internship program is not well developed.

    Choosing your own project can be intimidating for new engineers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

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  5.  

    Aerospace division needs to get serious about IT

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ThyssenKrupp full-time

    Pros

    Stable company, it is not going to fail.

    Cons

    Slow to make decisions that affect the workers in a positive way.
    Lean principles can be so extreme that it hinders productivity, especially in an office environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Staffing for IT needs to support projects to completion. The project to transfer data will never happen until there is an analyst or two dedicated to see it finished.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Multiple divisions

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Danville, IL
    Former Employee - Manager in Danville, IL

    I worked at ThyssenKrupp full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Large global presence with rich history

    Cons

    Lots of nationalities trying to gain dominance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust empower and pay your people

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Drama, drama are you mad at mamma?

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Forge Team Member in Danville, IL
    Former Employee - Forge Team Member in Danville, IL

    I worked at ThyssenKrupp full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you are in the union there is a tremendous amount of job security, and the health benefits are very good. The front line management is fair to the union employee.

    Cons

    There seems to be a lot of division. It is management vs management, management vs union, and union vs employee. There is a lot of unprofessional behavior and you never know where you stand. The union tends to fight good ideas (I was in the union). On the other hand management sometimes has horrible ideas which the union fights like weaklings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the unprofessional behavior. Draw a thick line on this for all employees. Your mid-level management needs better training on managing people. Fair pay doesn't mean paying hourly employees differently for doing the same job just because they were hired under a different union contract. Keep your talent by allowing them to move into other positions regardless of their value in their current position.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Wonderful Melting Pot.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Transportation Coord. in Lincolnshire, IL
    Former Employee - Transportation Coord. in Lincolnshire, IL

    I worked at ThyssenKrupp

    Pros

    Excellent benefits package and the HR people are wonderful.

    Cons

    The dept. I worked in was very small and the manager was never there. Not a very good manager as he didn't seem to understand the job at all. The training left something to be dseired, for me it was a learn as you go process. I never had any interaction with the manager of our department and there were only 4 of us. Work was slow at times and there were a lot of days that I say around doing nothing. That could be a good thing if you don't like to use your brain and think,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to what employees are telling you. If there is a problem with management address and don't ignore it.

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Trainee

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ThyssenKrupp

    Pros

    Great exposure to manufacturing environment, ERP systems and fabrication.

    Cons

    Poor compensation , clerical/ managerial work. Hard to be absorbed as permanent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus is required on individual development of employees, a friendly work environment must be created.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    ThyssenKrupp Elevator AG HQ, Essen

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Essen, Nordrhein-Westfalen (Germany)
    Current Employee - Manager in Essen, Nordrhein-Westfalen (Germany)

    I have been working at ThyssenKrupp

    Pros

    ThyssenKrupp Quartier, more than great facilities: modern environment, comfy offices, parking places, amazing cantine.
    International environment, many interesting people to meet and good opportunities for networking inside the company.
    Green areas and shopping mall close to the Quartier.
    Close to Düsseldorf airport (20min ride).

    Cons

    If you are not German (and even "worse", if you are a woman) it will be difficult to make your point in you team, to be considered, to be promoted. Obviously, this depends on your department, but you'd better be prepared for it.
    Decisions from upper management taken all of a sudden, affecting lower levels.
    Project responsibilities not clearly defined, lack of operations/field knowledge.
    Good place if you don't like to work extra hours, hard, Friday afternoons, under big pressure...and you like more-than-generous salaries: place for medium-hard workers who pretend to do more than they actually do.
    Ruhr/Rhein area is not the nicest in Germany. Specially Essen is not a really beautiful city, definitely not a lively one. Licals tend to do activities indoor while autumn/winter and escape from the city limits in spring/summer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pleae focus more on real operations and deliverables than cool meaningless Power Point presentations and leadership forums.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Good place to work for at corporate office

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Pune (India)

    I have been working at ThyssenKrupp full-time

    Pros

    Site roles are difffivult but earning is there

    Cons

    Very less manpower
    Lot of load on site engineers

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